After having solved this issue by uninstalling and installing lo-menubar, I got a weird bug in LibreOffice. The icons now look like the ones of the legacy OpenOffice.org which is not installed on my computer.

Surprisingly ugly icons in LibreOffice

Can you help me solve this problem?

Those are the characteristics of my system:

  • Ubuntu 11.04,
  • LibreOffice 3.3.3 installed from the appropriate PPA.
  • I don't know why, but the icons are the same for me, see this picture.
    – Binarylife
    Jun 29, 2011 at 13:22
  • 2
    Since OpenOffice is the root of LibreOffice, are you sure, they changed the icons? Jun 29, 2011 at 14:20

1 Answer 1


You have the tango icon theme selected (this not a legacy Open-Office theme by the way). Also I found that LibreOffice seems to force certain themes if your GTK+ theme is changed (at least in 3.4, so they might have back ported that to 3.3.3).

What you can do is go to tools>options>view and choose another theme (such as galaxy). If you don't have that theme, then you need to install the other LibreOffice icon themes (called styles) from the Software Centre or synaptic.

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